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Feb 2, 2013 5:05am PST
that justice backed off. >> did the government fail? >> a number of people told us that you didn't make this a top priority. >> well, i'm sorry that they think that because i made it an incredibly top priority. >> that's lanny breuer, the assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division at the justice department. a week after the frontline report, he stepped down and is now expected to return to private corporate practice, one more government appointee spinning through the lucrative revolving door between washington and wall street. that door could be a big reason why government treats the banks with kid gloves. a man who once worked for citigroup, jack lew, the president's chief of staff, has been picked to be the new treasury secretary. and mary jo white, the newly named head of the securities and exchange commission, is a chief litigator at a top law firm representing big investment banks like morgan stanley. with all this happening, it's time to talk with journalist matt taibbi. you've seen him on our broadcast before. a contributing editor at "rolling stone," he's
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Feb 2, 2013 12:30pm PST
period of growth at about 2% or something like that. the old die namism we used to get it is not coming back. >> the fed is $85 billion a month, 3 trillion added in,. >> reading that in. >> five straight trillion dollar deficits and we are at 2%. >> you are plunging me into deeper depression. >> i have a lot more confidence in american ingenuity. before the internet came on the scene, pat had gloom and doom then. something will happen. >> what do you think and why? >> we are sort of keeping toward a decline as pat was saying. we are not in a double dip recession. but we are so vulnerable it would only take one big event to knock us into that. the real unemployment rate supposedly around 11% if you use people who need a job not just those participate. >> real number. >>> where is consumer confidence? >> it has dropped and one of the reasons is there has been a huge evaporation of wealth for the average american family. their single largest asset was their home equity. that is down 40 to 50%. a lot of people are being let out. no increases in wages. >> payroll taxes have gone up. >> have
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Feb 2, 2013 12:30am PST
going to have a big repercussion here in california. can you tell us what that would be? >> of course. we're the state with the largest number of immigrants. we have 2.5 million undocumented immigrants and we've got a third of our registered voters are lawful immigrants. so any way you cut it, it's going to have a huge impact. some of the -- and there's a lot in here for everyone. employers, students who came here at a young age. they're called dreamers. agricultural workers. some of the things that people may not be aware of, in the president's proposal, lgbt families will be able to sponsor their family members. >> and that's from the president's proposal but not in the so-called gang of eight. >> it's not in the gang of eight proposal. but i think one of other issues for californians to, in terms of watching this debate and participating in it, is to understand what the road blocks are. because it's not just smooth sailing. there's a lot of concern about high fines for low-income immigrants. the requirements such as civics and english. even before you can get a green card. those ar
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Feb 2, 2013 12:00am PST
number one on the billboard charts. and we are glad you joined us for a conversation a "searching for sugar man." king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: malik bendielloul, a documentary filmmaker behind one of the most talked-about documentaries, "searching for sugar man." it tells the remarkable story about rodriguez's remarkable comeback in south africa. the film is of for an oscar this year. here are some scenes. >> if ever there is an air of mystery around a pop artist, it is around the artist known as rodriguez. >> he was a wandering spirit around the city. ♪ >> it is a mystery, but it spread quickly. to many of us south africa as he was the soundtrack of our lives. it was the first who opposition to apartheid. he was a mystery. then we fo
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Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
important we continue in the upward trajectory. >> darren: alan krueger, thank you for talking with us. >> thank you. >> tom: advertisers are spending more than $3.5 million to advertise during the superbowl. >> susie: a new ticker symbol here at the big board: z-t-s. it's zoetis, the animal health division, spun off today from pfizer. it's the biggest i.p.o. since facebook went public last year. shares jumped 18% from the offering price of $26. as a stand alone company, the new zoetis will be the largest maker of animal health products in the world. so how's it going to be different now that the company is on its own? that's what i asked ceo juan ramon aliax. >> we have leadership innovation, and quality of products. i think we're max miegz the opportunitieses we have in these marketes, which is growing at steady rates. >> susie: juan, it's interesting that the animal health business is a huge industry, and yet investors don't know much about it. what is the future? where is growth going to come from? >> two main factors. one is global. the second is the increase of the middle class.
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